The ASU Horn Studio

The Arizona State University Horn Studio
Information for current and future students at ASU and useful resources for the horn world


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Some Reasons to Consider Horn Study ASU

  • Horn StudioStudy with an experienced performer and teacher. Dr Ericson primary studied under Verne Reynolds at Eastman and Michael Hatfield at Indiana; served as Third Horn of The Nashville Symphony; faculty at Brevard and Interlochen; two solo CDs; numerous publications. He has worked with hundreds of students over more than 15 years of full time teaching at Arizona State and other universities. Full biography.
  • Practical, focused, and goal oriented program that stays on topic.
  • Great facilities and ensembles to perform in and great faculty to guide you as you study as you prepare for your future in music.
  • A weekly studio class, with performance projects geared toward building your performance skills toward your goals.
  • A place to seriously train for your future; for a view of more of what we cover see the University of Horn Matters horn pedagogy and repertoire courses, http://hornmatters.com/featured/university-of-horn-matters/
  • A leading music program in a large metropolitan area with many opportunities for motivated students.
  • Affordable program with solid scholarship support available at all levels.
  • And, for undergrad Music Education majors in horn (or anything else), there is no marching band requirement at Arizona State.

Check out this recent video for more in general about the ASU School of Music:

http://vimeo.com/84331857

The video below is a slightly older view but gives another good look at the ASU School of Music:

Trial Lessons.
While there is much to be gleaned from his recordings and online writings, Dr. Ericson is always willing to meet with prospective students for a lesson as you make decisions about college. As travel costs are increasing, he is also willing to schedule an online lesson with any prospective student via Skype. Contact him for further details.

Gammage viewGreat Weather, Great Facilities.
This view is from the studio window toward Gammage Auditorium, the normal performing venue of ASU orchestras and bands.

Recent Student Successes--performing. In addition to numerous extra players with The Phoenix Symphony and the Tucson Symphony, recent graduates have held positions in the following groups:

  • The Amarillo Symphony
  • The Arizona Opera Orchestra
  • Dry River Yacht Club
  • Midland-Odessa Symphony
  • Mill Ave Chamber Players
  • Musica Nova Orchestra
  • Pangean Orchestra
  • Phoenix Chamber Brass
  • The Phoenix Opera
  • Prescott Pops Orchestra
  • Promusica Arizona
  • The Red Rock Brass
  • Salt River Brass Band
  • The Southwest Brass
  • Symphony Southwest
  • Traverse Symphony Orchestra
  • The Wichita Symphony

Recent Student Successes--teaching/other. In addition to numerous K-12 music educators, recent ASU horn graduates have won positions with the following organizations.

  • Arizona School for the Arts
  • Arizona State University (West Campus)
  • Boise State University
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Glendale Community College
  • Grand Canyon University
  • Interlochen Arts Academy
  • International Horn Society, Symposium Exhibits Coordinator
  • Mesa Community College
  • Paradise Valley Community College
  • Phoenix College
  • Rosie’s House, A Music Academy for Children
  • Western Washington University

A Few Recent ASU Horn Graduates, with links:

And also note this former student of Dr. Ericson, from his time at SUNY Potsdam,

  • Heidi Lucas, Assitant Professor, horn, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

More Questions?
E-mail is one of the very best ways to reach Dr. Ericson. He is excited about the horn program at ASU and strongly encourage you to visit the campus. If you have any questions concerning your audition or horn playing, don't hesitate to contact him directly at . Or, if you would prefer to contact a current student for more information, drop him a note and he can pass your message on as well.

NOTE: See also the articles "Thoughts on choosing a school for advanced horn study" and "Thinking About Horn Study Next Year?" in Horn Matters.


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School of Music, Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ 85287-0405
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